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The Emerald Circle

Create a sustainable future that benefits all life on Earth.

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​​Named for the lush, biologically diverse band around the Earth's equator, the Emerald Circle is a community that's critical to achieving our shared mission of saving nature for the benefit of people everywhere. Deepen your impact and engage with like-minded partners, who are working to transform conservation.​​

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What We Do

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Over the past 30 years, Conservation International has helped protect nearly 1.5 billion acres of landscapes and seascapes globally by working with communities, businesses and governments. We work directly with villagers to encourage them to become wildlife rangers instead of wildlife poachers. We partner with influential companies like Starbucks to transform the commodities that are critical to the environment, such as the global coffee supply chain. And we protect the world’s most biodiverse places: reefs, rainforests, oceans and more. We spur lasting change in extraordinary places with backing from dedicated supporters like you.

With annual gifts of $1,000 or more, Emerald Circle members provide Conservation International with the support we need to catalyze change. By joining the Emerald Circle, you become a part of our success, ensuring we can continue to use bold innovation, collaboration and optimism to create a better world.

For more information, please contact Mallory Henig.

Member Benefits

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Emerald Circle members enjoy a range of special-access benefits, including:

  • Invitations to exclusive events: Join our experts and scientists as they engage global thought leaders, heads of state and elected officials. Hear first-hand accounts of conservation programs, such as the world's largest camera-trapping network, efforts to help countries meet their climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement and more.
  • Invitations to regional Eco Salons: Deepen your connection to us with intimate special events, including screenings of our virtual reality films.
  • Access to exclusive webinars: Hear program highlights directly from our scientists and staff working on the front lines of conservation.

Even more perks


Enjoy direct access to a Conservation International liaison via phone or email. Receive personal briefings tailored to your conservation interests from our program staff.

Be recognized

Find your name in our special donor listings, a mark of our appreciation for your important contribution toward spurring transformative change.


Receive a complimentary subscription to 'News From the Front,' our Emerald Circle digital newsletter, and copies of our Annual and Impact Reports.

Stay Informed

We bring together some of the world's leading conservationists to educate, inspire and drive change. View past webinars that have been exclusively presented for Emerald Circle members:

Where Your Money Goes

The tremendous generosity of our donors and partners helps us protect nature in a variety of ways. Over 80% of your gift goes toward vital conservation projects around the world.

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